Queen's alumni inducted as CAE Fellows

Posted on June 25, 2019

In addition to Queen’s engineering faculty members, Pascale Champagne (Civil Engineering) and Kevin Deluzio (Dean; Mechanical and Materials Engineering), three Queen's alumni were inducted as fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) at the CAE annual general meeting in Quebec City, June 21.

The CAE, comprised of many of Canada’s most accomplished engineers, is an independent, self-governing and non-profit organization established in 1987 to provide advice in matters of engineering concern. Fellows of the Academy are nominated and elected by their peers in honour of distinguished achievement and career-long service to the engineering profession.

Recognized for their strength in leadership and research, CAE Fellows work closely with the other national engineering associations in Canada and with the two other Canadian academies (The Royal Society of Canada and The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences) that comprise the Council of Canadian Academies.


Daniel (Xiongbiao) Chen MSc’06 Computing & Information Sciences

Dr. Xiongbiao Chen is an international leading scholar in bio-fabrication. His most notable achievement is creating and leading an interdisciplinary research program in tissue engineering with the aim of developing scaffolds for repairing damaged tissue and organs. He displayed remarkable vision and leadership in initiating and conducting a series of successful research collaborations across the University of Saskatchewan and worldwide. He developed novel methods and technologies, leading to significant progress and breakthroughs in the design and fabrication of scaffolds for tissue engineering. He is the recipient of numerous awards in recognition of his research excellence.


Katherine Crewe, BSc’81 Chemical Engineering

Katherine Crewe is currently a group chair with TEC-Canada and serves on boards of various profit and non-profit organizations. She is Lean certified and had a successful career in life science operations where she is the holder of a patent of a coronary stent. She is making contributions to society through the increased participation of women in STEM and diversity in the workplace by her involvement with Engineering Women’s Advisory Committees, Women in Bio, University Engineering Advisory Committees, and corporate diversity committees.


Milos Popovic, BSc’ 99 Electrical Engineering

Dr. Milos Popovic is the Director of Research at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute at the University Health Network and a professor in the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto. He was previously the Toronto Rehab Chair in Spinal Cord Injury Research. In 2008, Dr. Popovic co-founded MyndTec Inc. to commercialize MyndMove, a neuromodulation system for restoration of voluntary upper limb function, which he developed. He also helped establish the Centre for Advancing Neurotechnological Innovation to Application (CRANIA) and the Canadian Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Association.

For more information on the CAE, visit their website.